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IDER – Body Love

The London-based duo of Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville have been becoming increasingly reliable for releasing sweet electronic-tinged harmonic pop and ‘Body Love’ is further proof.


East London duo AGE, who consist of Dublin-born Jen Cosgrave and Australian Gavin Dwight formed last year in Hackney and call themselves an “indie electronic partnership.”I featured their debut track“a thumping slice of synthesizer tropical-leaning pop music with touches of Balearia and sunny vistas” and ‘Discolate’ follows suit. ‘Dislocate’ sticks it to the dark days and winter nights, with a production that glistens and shimmers with warm Baleariac flourishes. It’s a song that would take you away.


‘Of Heart’  is a slow dirge of a rock song that creeps across its running time menacingly from Ireland’s best grunge band in 2017.


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Super Extra Bonus Party – Switzerland

Friends of the site, Super Extra Bonus Party  have made a surprise return to musicmaking with their first song in eight years. It’s a song that’s built on live instrumentation meeting electronics, which was always Super Extra Bonus Party’s main characteristic. It moves from an indie-rock track to one that gives way to the song’s underlying synthesizers and electronic percussion and goes into Caribou-esque territory.


Five-piece psychedelic/noise rock band from Leeds teased their third album Microshift set to be released in February on Domino Records with a song that sounds like The Rapture jamming with an emo band in the DFA studio.


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Young Marco/A. G. Christian/Bless This Mess – Day O Edit

A. G. Christian and Young Marco’s elusive Banana boat edit is something I’ve been waiting to get my hand’s on since Primavera this year. It’s now finally been released on vinyl and is a giddy take on a Dutch band Bless This Mess’s version of the song popularised by Beetlejuice.


17.

George Fitzgerald – Burns

London-based dance producer George Fitzgerald leaves a mark with this layered ambience-driven track ‘Burns’ which started off as a studio experiment and morphed into its own thing over time.


Dublin duo Conor Adams and Lar Kaye have spent the year moving their music from a stadium-centred rock style to a more exploratory pop sound aided by a new relationship with Diffusion Lab (Soulé, Jafaris). ‘Crash’ is notable for its sombre lyrical content: covering traumatic life experiences – heart attack and cancer. It’s a downbeat and desolate song with Adams’ processed voice not hiding the desolation. The song offers a respite in a chorus that at once, acknowledges the fatalistic but offers hope in its soaring sonics. All Tvvins play a number of Irish dates in March and DJing at the Lumo Christmas Party on December 15th.